Senior Center for Lunch

Real Estate Agent with North Pointe Realty

Today I went to the Senior Center for lunch. We have a citizen's commitee formed to find

new ways to help fund the money needed for a water project in Buhl. The city had been

mandated to clean the aresenic out of our water. This project will cost every household

$27.00 more on the water bill. Bringing the total bill to $130.00 per month. We are a

small town of 5000 people and not large incomes.

Our committee was speaking to the seniors on this project. It made me thing about

America, I think we all need to speak up and fight for all the little things that we are

being charged for. Americans need to take back control of the local government by

being present at our city counsil meeting and letting them hear what we think,

Comments (8)

Mary Strang
Viroqua, WI

Hello Sandy, thanks for stopping over at my blog, our town is equal in size to your town. A few dollars more a month for clean water is a must, but it does hurt those on a fixed income.

Oct 12, 2008 09:59 AM
Sal Poliandro - Helping People Win
RE/MAX Properties - Ridgewood, NJ
Broker Associate

Great job Sandy!  I agree with you 100%.  We need to speak up as citizens and put an end to all of these price increases.  A little bit here and there adds up to a lot of money after a while.

Oct 13, 2008 08:25 AM
Debbie Summers
Charles Rutenberg Realty - New Smyrna Beach, FL

Hey Sandy...  That is a lot of money!  Do they know how the arsenic got into the water? 

Oct 16, 2008 05:11 AM
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Hi Sandy, you are so right, too many people just allow people to push them around.This is one of our benfits, that we can speak and organize. There are a lot of places you would be put in jail for being a subversive organizer.I remember when we revolted over the price of Sugar & then Coffee.:)))It worked.

Oct 17, 2008 12:41 PM
Susan Emo
Sotheby's International Realty Canada - Brokerage - Kingston, ON
Kingston and the 1000 Islands Area

Sandy -  I too live in a town of 5200 and just had our water bill hiked up to an inexcusable monthly high.  This morning was a regular morning;  got up, had a shower, brushed my teeth, had my usual cup of coffee with breakfast which included frozen orange juice I had just made.    Went out to get the paper afterwards and discovered a notice taped to my front door telling me our water was contaminated and should be boiled prior to using!!!!     A little bit late don't you think?!  


Oct 26, 2008 07:30 AM
Sandy Gleason
North Pointe Realty - Buhl, ID
Realtor for Southern Idaho-Magic Valley

Susan- What was the cause of the bad water?

Oct 26, 2008 07:43 AM
Susan Emo
Sotheby's International Realty Canada - Brokerage - Kingston, ON
Kingston and the 1000 Islands Area

Heavy rain contaminating the reservoir they say.

Oct 26, 2008 07:50 AM
Keller Williams Select Realtors-Buy a home in Washington DC. Sell a home in Washington DC - Bowie, MD
I don't make promises.I deliver results.SOLD HOMES

Hello Sandy! Thank you very much for stopping by my blog and making a comment. I am very sorry to hear this. We are already going through problems already in this country that we dont need more added onto our plate. My prayers to you all in Buhl,ID. Have a great day.

Oct 28, 2008 03:49 AM